Originally posted on New Providence Daily Photo:

Zombie makeup!

In the zombie makeup tent. The seated zombie had come all the way from Staten Island, and this was her first time doing the event; the makeup artist was a three-year veteran of the zombie walk.

 

This is outside of my established “radius” for the New Providence area, but it’s still New Jersey, and it’s kind of awesome.

 

Zombie Mary Poppins and friends.

Zombie Mary Poppins and friends.

 

The sixth annual Asbury Park Zombie Walk happened yesterday. I didn’t stay for the whole thing (shame on me!), but I did get some fun shots of the undead wandering around Asbury Park (which happens less often than you’d think).

 

Could I have the sauteed brains in a brain sauce, with a side of baked brains, please?

Classier zombies prefer restaurant-prepared brains.

 

More serious readers may ask: What’s the point?
I would answer: There is no point. It’s fun, that’s the point.

 

More zombie makeup.

More zombie makeup.

 

The final touch: a blood-dribbled mouth. The final touch: creating a blood-dribbled…

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I went for a walk (on a flock) on a flock of birds, and it felt like a trillion herds

Everyone loves a good sunset!

Some people do not love a good flock of seagulls, but y’know, it’s their loss.

Rainbows keep dripping down the wall

In the Asbury Park Casino, where lots of murals have been painted in the last few years, there is a rainbow dripping down one of the exterior columns. It’s kind of horrible, and kind of beautiful. But you can decide for yourself.

The fishing pier is still there when it's gloomy out. I have proof!

This is the Ocean Grove fishing pier.

(I love it when a photo is really juicy right out of the camera. Like this. Bam.)

(Well. I did straighten it and nudge the white point a little, but that’s it, I swear.)

Playin' with a dog in good ol' Ocean Grove

Some people like to take their dogs out on lonely beaches to give ‘em some exercise. (It’s more difficult to do this when there are people laying about everywhere.)

Ahhh, the good old days of two weeks ago! It was still chilly then.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse!

Sometimes, if you time your trip to Sandy Hook just right, you can take a tour of the lighthouse!

Based on notes I took when I did the tour in 2009, this is the same Fresnel lens that they installed in the 1850s (right around when they switched from oil to kerosene). About 50 years later, right around the turn of the century, they switched from kerosene to an incandescent bulb, and I *think* Sandy Hook was the first lighthouse to implement such a modern bulb.

If that’s true, isn’t it neat?

Paramount Theater by sunset

Just the Asbury Park Paramount Theater by sunset.

Everything looks good with a sunset behind it.

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